Do you trust the media?, Do you think the media has too much power?, Should the media show violence? Why or why not?, How can the media be harmful to people?, How can the media be helpful to people?, Should media outlets be punished for spreading false information?, Where do you usually get the news from? Why do you choose that medium?, How do you think people will get their news in the future?, How do you feel about fake news being posted and shared on social media?, Do you read any newspapers in English?, Do you think that news channels control how people think and view the world?, What’s a podcast? Do you ever listen to them?, Do you think that radio and television news are slowly dying?, Does the media care more about truth or profits?, Is it a good idea for a country’s media to be controlled by the government?, Do you think the media tries to manipulate people or change their views?, What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘media’?, What are the good and bad things about the media in your country?, How is today’s media different from that of 30 years ago?, Can you think of any examples of the media being irresponsible?, How has the internet changed the news in your country?, Can you think of a politician who used the media in a successful way? How about a politician who was destroyed by the media?, Are there certain things journalists shouldn't report on? Why, In your opinion, what has been the single biggest news item from this past year? How did the media cover this event?, How do you feel about censorship? Are there times when the news should be censored?, Do you think that the media covers too much bad news and not enough good news? What was the last "good news" story you heard?, Have you (or anyone you know) ever been in the newspaper/on TV? If so,what for?, Why are people so interested in the private lives of celebrities?, Would you ever consider being a journalist? Why or why not?, Have you ever taken a break from watching or listening to the news?, Does the media have the moral right to report on the private lives of film stars and pop stars?, Do you think that the private lives of these people are really news?, Are you interested in the private lives of any celebrities? Who and why?, Celebrities use the media to advance their careers until they become famous and then complain the media is always following them. What is your opinion?, Should the media respect royalty? Why?, Should there be more censorship? Should there be less censorship?, What is your opinion of sexual and/or violent content in TV, films and video games?, Do you think that countries with more censorship have less violent and sexual crime?, Do you think people were any less violent before the existence of television, films and video games?, Do you think censorship is a good thing or a bad thing? What are your reasons?, Should freedom of speech be absolute or should it be limited?, What is your opinion about censoring religion in the media?, Should people of one religion be allowed to say things which believers of another religion find offensive?, Should people be allowed to say anything which another person might find offensive for some reason?, Some governments censor freedom of speech on the internet and in the media. What do you think of this?, Have you ever read or bought a gossip magazine?, Do you have a favorite celebrity or media personality?, How can the media benefit people?, Do you like the fact that today, media coverage of world events in instantaneous?, What do you think about countries that ban or restrict the media?.

EC I4 M1 8B The Media Discussion Questions


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